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Any of various North and Central American woodpeckers of the genus Sphyrapicus that drill holes in certain trees to drink the sap and eat insects attracted to it, especially S. varius, the common species in the east, and S. ruber, found along the west coast.
(Animals) either of two North American woodpeckers, Sphyrapicus varius or S. thyroideus, that have white wing patches and feed on the sap from trees
any of several North American woodpeckers of the genus Sphyrapicus that drill holes in trees for sap and to catch insects attracted by sap.
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|Noun||1.||sapsucker - small American woodpecker that feeds on sap from e.g. apple and maple trees|
peckerwood, woodpecker, pecker - bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects
Sphyrapicus varius, yellow-bellied sapsucker - eastern North American sapsucker having a pale yellow abdomen